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Katie and Graham had a fun church & Barton Creek reception this past weekend. Their church, St. John Neumann in Westlake, was the PERFECT church to have a rainy day wedding. The beautiful windows and gorgeous high ceiling center lets in lots of light plus it’s just so beautiful. — Graham is in the Navy and it was so cool to see all of his groomsmen and friends in their white uniforms. Katie was gorgeous and I think it may be the first wedding I’ve ever shot where both the bride and groom were wearing white.

After the wedding, in spite of rain, we went downtown to the state capitol to photograph a fun bridal party shot. I LOVED how easy going Katie was with the rain and we got some great photos during all of the portraits. Amazingly, Katie’s dress looked great for the reception and the uniforms stayed white.

The reception at Barton Creek looked absolutely magical. The cake was at the entrance and the blues and greens throughout the room were so beautiful. It was all tied together in the flowers and lighting. — The toasts and main dances were very touching and as a former journalist, I loved the emotion and sweetness from the couple’s family and friends. It was also crazy fun to photograph the Navy guys singing ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” to Katie during one of the band breaks. Best rendition ever. I loved it all!

Katie and Graham, I wish you both the very best!!

Becky with Pearl Events was their wedding planner. Fun working with her and her team!
Anna Leeker was the venue planner from Barton Creek Resort.
Keith with Westbank Flowers did the beautiful flowers.
Erin Hernandez did the cake.
Jorge with Waterloo Films was their videographer.
Marquee Rentals provided the linens.
Ilios did the gorgeous lighting.
Matchmaker was the band that kept everyone dancing.

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Courtney and Bradley had a gorgeous wedding at the Don Strange Ranch this past weekend that was crazy unique and fun. I LOVED Courtney’s dress and all of her personal touches. Bradley’s uniform made it so touching because it reminds me that you can’t take anything for granted. — The BARN. It’s the first time I’ve photographed a wedding in a barn and I think I’d like to shoot that more often. The light and ambiance made it sparkle and yet the simple ceremony in front of the fireplace was very homey and beautiful. — I have to give a special shout out to Clink for taking a ranch and turning it into the perfect wedding/reception venue. It was beautiful in every direction and they’re known for that in our industry. I loved it all!

Courtney and Bradley, I wish you both the very best!!

Katie and her team from Clink were their wedding planners with the magic wands
Melanie Tipton with Last Petal was their florist
Michelle with Michelle’s Patisserie provided the cakes
Ilios did the professional lighting — thank you:)
Josh with Penguin Entertainment was the DJ
Emerald City was the rocking band
Amelia Tarbet with Amelia Tarbet Photography was my second shooter

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Kaitlin and Ward had a romantic Driskill hotel wedding bathed in flowers and candles. Starting with Kaitlin’s dress, she looked like a combination princess/ballerina. Her flower girls wore ballerina dresses and it was fun to watch them twirl and play all night. — I photographed Kaitlin and Ward’s engagement and I LOVED them at hello because they’re so much fun. They played pretend boxers and alternated that with fun dips and sweet kisses. Their wedding was exactly the same. Ward twirled and dipped Kaitlin through the night and I had to post more than one picture of their dances. The Driskill ballroom was so romantic with all the candles and flowers on the mantle and it was literally breathtaking when you walked into the room. The Driskill can’t be beat for romance and celebration. I loved it all!

Kaitlin and Ward, I wish you both the very best!!

Scott with the Driskill Hotel was their venue coordinator
Barbara Hearne with Barbara’s Brides was her wedding planner
Stephanie with Bouquet’s of Austin was her florist
Rochelle Rae did her hair/makeup
Ceremony music was Barton Strings
Reception music was Dawn & Hawk duo

GREAT team of vendors!!

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Carey was one of my former bride’s who is also being made famous as the opening picture on my web page.:)I was thrilled when I heard she was pregnant AND that she wanted me to photograph her maternity session. — I thought it would be fun to show a few of her wedding pictures and how she’s transformed into becoming a soon to be mother. She is even more beautiful today and I know she and Clifton will be great parents.

Maternity session by a’ LaVie Photography

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Lauren and Colby had a gorgeous Tarrytown United Methodist wedding this past weekend that was so gorgeous with the light that spilled in from the stained glass windows. It’s been a long time since I photographed a wedding at Tarrytown United Methodist and I think it’s one of my favorite churches in the city. It feels a little 1950ish and the simplicity is what makes it so beautiful.

Lauren and Colby had a traditional family wedding that was very sweet and I loved how Lauren cried during her vows. I think crying sometimes happens when you are truly hearing what you’re promising. Those words are powerful and in a church setting, it resonates throughout the sanctuary.

Lauren and Colby had their reception at the always GORGEOUS Driskill Hotel. I don’t know if it was intended but stepping into the Driskill does feel like stepping back in time with the glamorous pillars, paintings and staircase. I also love that it’s on 6th and Brazos and it has the best people passerby’s in the whole city. Without fail, my clients get well wishes from every direction when we step out onto the street to take portraits.

Lauren chose the color scheme of lavenders, purples and reds which were so beautiful with the tall candle sticks in the center of the main table. It was all absolutely breathtaking. I’m always impressed with how much the Driskill mezzanine can be transformed every time I’m there.

Lauren and Colby, I wish you both the very best!!

Barbara with Barbaras Brides was their fabulous wedding planner

Scott was their venue coordinator from the Driskill Hotel

Wendee Sawran was the florist

Swank did the lighting


Tarrytown United Methodist Wedding and Driskill Hotel reception by a’ LaVie Photography

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